Tea for two? More like personal tea party for one. This simple and sophisticated teapot and cup set is made up of a compact brewing pot with a built-in strainer and a lid that pulls double duty as a cup. The modern-looking set is sized to brew one steep of tea and is a great gift for tea lovers who don’t feel like sharing, but do feel like making the next cup extra special.
Paper and Tea specialty teas grew from founder Jens de Gruyter’s childhood. A tea merchant uncle introduced him to tea—really good tea—at a young age, and Jens’ passion blossomed from there.
He started the Berlin-based P & T when he returned from trips throughout Asia and found the tea back home in Germany to be lacking. Jens wants others to be able to take part in an authentic tea-drinking experience like the ones he had in Korea, Taiwan, China, and Japan. This is why he sources only organic and orthodox teas from small-scale, non-industrial tea farmers in those areas—some of whom he first encountered on his travels.
Orthodox means the tea is hand-picked and processed with traditional methods, which is key to Jens. P & T then takes the tea and blends it into unique modern flavors that are tasty twists on classics, like Brave New Earl, a gin and tonic-inspired fresh take on traditional Earl Grey. And to make those loose leaf teas sing, P & T’s modern-looking tools, like a personal teapot and matcha and cold brew sets, are well-made ways to brew your own.